>> you have been active writing about it as well. >> this is not like this is rocket science. it's political will, it's not a question of what's the deal. but there will be a deal, i predict, that probably will look like sausage, that may defer things, and it won't be long term, but will move it. >> if you look, the last time around, canton and biden truck a deal in -- struck a deal in like four hours. and they thought my god, we made progress so quickly, let's go back to the caucus and make it look more difficult, and it unraveled from there. so if you want to get to the core, and you said even on taxes, there's going to be a little of flexibility, everybody acknowledging taxes go up at a certain point. isn't that the way you death it done? you strike a compact, say we will do middle class tax cuts, and may extend portions of the rich tax cuts, but you get rid of it for high income earners, or have it go away entirely.